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Support Australian Senator Xenophon!
« on: November 22, 2009, 01:55 »
Australian Senator Xenophon has requested global support for his investigation into scientology criminal abuses. Specifically he has asked for participation in a global petition: http://www.gopetition.com.au/online/32251.html

This will be submitted on Monday, November 23, so Americans should do this as early as possible on Sunday.  Use your own judgment about what information you include.

Aaron Saxton (Aussie ex-SeaOrg) is asking for letters supporting Xenophon's investigation in the comments section on his YouTube channel:

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Hello Everyone.
THE AUSTRALIAN SENATE WILL DECIDE MONDAY IF THERE WILL BE AN INQUIRY INTO SCIENTOLOGY.
TELL THE PRME MINISTE ROF AUSTRALIA YOU WANT´╗┐ THE INQUIRY AND WHY
Prime Minister - http://www.pm.gov.au/PM_Connect/Email_your_PM

Malcolm Turnbull - (The guy who wants to be Prime Minister) http://www.aph.gov.au/house/members/member.asp?id=885

There is also an initiative to email the women Senators:
http://forums.whyweprotest.net/318-senator-xenophon-scientology/xenophon-harpoons-australian-women-senators-57039/

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Re: Support Australian Senator Xenophon!
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 05:32 »
For anyone in Ga who wants to protest: http://atlanon.ning.com/

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Re: Support Australian Senator Xenophon!
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009, 00:31 »
There is still time to sign the petition if you haven't already done it.  The voting has been deferred one more day. 

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Re: Support Australian Senator Xenophon!
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009, 05:06 »
Signed, with praise for the senator, and I included an appeal for his colleagues to do their own independent research into the frauds and human rights abuses perpetrated by the cult.
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Re: Support Australian Senator Xenophon!
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2009, 08:34 »
I'm a bit out of touch about all this due to irl stuffs, but I think the vote is delayed until feb 2010.

that gives us plenty of time to do something and contribute to this process.


Any ideas how we can continue to help the Aussie's with this?

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Re: Support Australian Senator Xenophon!
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2009, 14:24 »
Yes, this was posted at http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?t=14982

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For those interested, let's look at the current scene and "regroup".

- Senator Xen made serious claims about the CofS in Parliament last week, and called for a Federal Senate Inquiry into Scn.

- The media response in Australia over all of this, has far exceeded what any of us expected and it is still going.

- The CofS hasn't come back with anything substantial to date.

- The Federal and State Police are being provided with information and are looking into allegations made.

- Meanwhile, in Federal Parliament, the Liberal Party (the opposition), has been in turmoil this last week, over a disrelated matter, and we will probably have new leaderhip of the party and a reshuffle of members, by Monday.

- I believe that as a consequence of this turmoil, Senator Xen deferred the vote on the Inquiry into Scientology, till things are sorted and till Parliament sits again in early Feb - Smart move.

- Given the current scenario in Parliament, and given that Parliament sittings don't occur over the long summer break in Oz, a vote on the Inquiry won't occur until early Feb '10, when Parliament "sits" again.

- Meanwhile, the Kiwis are doing their thing, and making a major stir over in NZ (ah, the ole friendly rivalry......I wonder who'll beat who! )

- The extra time we have now is of benefit to us. We can use it!

- Sen Xen does not need convincing of anything. If he wasn't already convinced that an inquiry into scn was warranted, he wouldn't have tabled what he did, when he did, in Parliament.

- Quite possibly, the other Senators in the Senate don't need convincing that an inquiry into Scn is needed either, however, that doesn't mean that they'd vote in favour of it - this is where "politics" comes in to play.

- Sen Xen does need as much support and weight as can be mustered, in order to put the truth about Scn in the limelight, so the Senators won't take the option of trying to sweep this issue under the carpet.

- In Oz (unlike the USA), the media, and public opinion which is instigated as a result of that media, has a huge influence on political decisions made in Oz. We have media here which is scrambling to take and highlight whatever we have to offer now.

Certainly anyone with first-hand experience of the cult's abuses should send letters outlining their experience to Senator Xenophon and more importantly, to the other government officials who will be voting on the decision.  Anyone with an opinion on the matter can send letters also.

We can all make a serious effort to get the petition signed.  Some people may not want, or be able, to sign the online petition (some people think online petitions are not taken seriously), so going out in public and getting signatures on paper copies to be scanned and sent to Senator Xenophon would help.  There is also the possibility of leaving cards in public places with the link to the petition, which can also have the text of the petition and an address to mail a signed copy to on the back (if it will fit), for those who don't sign the online petition.  Christmas shoppers will be out in force over the next few weeks.  This has the side benefit that anyone who doesn't know enough about scientology to consider signing a petition can be informed about scientology and its front groups at the time.

The first rally to show support for Senator Xenophon in front of the Australian embassies was rushed, and could be more effective with more planning, which we now have time to organize.

Leaving the link to the online petition in comments made to articles online will help to get the word out, and will probably result in more signatures.

These are just a few ideas off the top of my head, and I'm sure creative people can come up with more ideas.

FYI:
Australia has, in the past, made some moves against scientology:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology_in_Australia#Banning_and_legal_status

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